Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the answers to questions I am often asked. If you have a question that you'd like answered, submit your question below!
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What heart rate monitor do you use?
I have both the Polar A300 and Scosche Rhythm+. I now use the Rhythm+ for most of my workouts because it is really accurate and is very comfortable to wear since it goes on my arm. As for the Polar A300, I like that I can view all my stats on the watch and it has push notifications. I often have trouble wearing the chest strap since it slides down, so for more intense workouts I typically go with the Rhythm+.
What is your diet like?
For the most part, I do not restrict myself on different types of food. I typically avoid dairy, garlic, and a few other spices because I have slight intolerances to them. I try to eat many servings of greens per day and I usually track my meals using MyFitnessPal, though I do not track meals 100% of the time.
What type of headphones do you use?
I use JBL Reflect Mini Bluetooth headphones. I like that they are small and lightweight and they actually fit in my ears without hurting. I think the sound quality could be slightly better, but overall I love them for workouts.
Where do you workout?
I have a gym in my building that I workout at, but I also have a gym membership. I typically do BBG workouts at my apartment gym, but I'll go to my other gym for yoga or lifting. I also go to many classes at places like Soul Cycle, Cycle Bar, and Define.
Do you take your own pictures and what camera do you use?
I mostly take my own photos or have a friend or family member take them using my camera. I have a Canon EOS Rebel SL1. It is a pretty basic DSLR, but gets the job done. 90% of the time I use my Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM lens or I'll use my EF-S 18-55mm. The tripod I use is the InnerTech 70 inch.
Do you use protein powder?
I don't use protein powder that often, but if I do, I use Vega Vanilla.
When did you start BBG?
I started in March 2015, but I did not stick with it consistently until August 31, 2015. I did BBG consistently through December 1, 2016 when I became injured. I have since slowly reintroduced BBG, but for the most part I am designing my own workouts or taking classes. I hope to continue with BBG when I am back to 100%.
What program did you do for NASM CPT certification?
I enrolled in the LifeTime Academy Premier class in October 2016. The program was mostly online but also had lab days where I was taught by a master trainer at a LifeTime gym. I chose this program because it was flexible, which made it easy to accommodate with my full-time working schedule. I will be taking my NASM exam at the end of March.
How often do you workout?
I typically aim for 6 days of workouts a week.
When did you start blogging?
I started my blog in October 2015. It originally started as a fashion/beauty blog, but quickly evolved into fitness.
What apps do you use to edit your photos?
I use A Color Story app for most of my Instagram photos and I'll occasionally use FaceTune if I need to do more editing, like patching something in the background of a photo.
Where do you go grocery shopping?
I typically go to Trader Joes, Sprouts, Safeway, and King Soopers. I buy most of my produce at Safeway or Sprouts. I go to Trader Joes to buy specialty things like riced cauliflower, TJ peanut butter, and Persian cucumbers. I also go to Sprouts to get dairy-free products, Square Bars, and other health brand items that I can't find at the regular grocery store.